Marina Sirtis may not be a technology geek, but she liked what she saw when introduced to the Blu-ray version of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
“I’m a total Luddite, not good with any technology at all,” she said. “I was not prepared to be impressed when I went to CBS to see what they were doing with the Blu-ray, but it was amazing.”
“It was amazing because one of the things I’d always felt about our show was how I felt about the original Star Trek (1967-1969) when I watched that twenty years later,” she said, “and that’s how dated it looked. So I was feeling that about The Next Generation, that it looked dated because the technology had come so far since the 1990s, since we’d made the show. We were state of the art in the 1990s, but technology put us in this time capsule, really.
“Now, with this Blu-ray technology, it looks like we shot it yesterday,” she said.
A Star Trek: The Next Generation sampler will be released on the twenty-first of this month. It will include the pilot episode, Encounter at Farpoint, as well as Sins of the Father (S3) and The Inner Light (S5).
Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released in Blu-ray beginning this year.